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    November 29, 2012
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out where the tickets were sold. and triple-whammy. like opening a fire hose on the west coast, a trio of drenching storms has begun. breaking bread. the president and mitt romney face-to-face today. the lunch meeting that has washington buzzing. and nice catch. a second grader's grip going viral this morning. if he could only figure out which end zone is his. good morning, everybody. and it is, in fact, a very, very good morning, indeed, for some powerball winners, somewhere out there, right now. >> yes. this is our breaking news this morning. the two winning tickets were sold in arizona and missouri. for the millions of others who played and, let's face it, lost, it's time to get back to work, where we already are.
abc's tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: the record powerball jackpot has two winning tickets. powerball officials announced overnight, the tickets were sold in missouri and arizona. the prize, close to $580 million. the biggest in powerball history. here are the numbers. the powerball, 6. before the drawing, dreams were big. >> the best thing in the world. nobody in my family would have to worry about anything ever again. >> reporter: millions of americans lining up, buying tickets. in the hours before the drawing, tickets were sold at a rate of 130,000 every minute. >> this is amazing. incredible. never before happened here. >> reporter: at one indiana store, tickets were given away. 500 of them gone in an hour. >> free powerball tickets. >> reporter: people like chris shirley drove hours to play. >> the signs. it just pokes out at you. you just have to give it a shot.
>> reporter: and you did? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: lots of people gave it a shot in massachusetts. like here at a gas station, where 70% of the business is lottery tickets. owner tony amiko says over the year, he has sold 20 grand prizes, totalling $110 million. >> the secret is, you have to buy a ticket to win. that's the secret. if you don't buy anything, you're not going to win. >> reporter: buy more tickets. all right. an additional 8.9 million people won smaller prizes. but all eyes on missouri and arizona, as we wait this morning to learn more about the jackpot winners. rob and paula? >> let's break this whole thing down and make most folks extremely jealous right now. the two winners, how much are they going to get? >> reporter: let's first of all talk about the lesser prize winner, the nearly 9 million of them. they're going to split $131.5 million. but the jackpot winners are
going to split $589 million. a cash payout of $192.8 million each. wow. >> jealousy was my right word choice. all right. tahman bradley in washington. thanks for that sobering news for the rest of us this morning, tahman. >> our teams in arizona and missouri are working right now to find the stores and possibly the winners. we're going to have the very latest on "good morning america." >> sorry for the rest of you folks out there. >> i know. now, to the pineapple express. a string of nasty storms barreling into the west coast. >> the first round of drenching rain and powerful winds already blew in yesterday. and more of the same is on the way today, through sunday. forecasters say it's like opening up a giant fire hose nearly 400 miles wide. that means they're in for a soggy mess from san francisco up to seattle. >> named the pineapple express because it originates in hawaii and moves towards the west coast.
for more on the impact and the back-to-back rainmakers, we turn to and jim dickey. >> another round of soaking rainfall on tap for today in across california. there's an upper-level low pressure spinning in. that's drawing in tropical moisture here. san francisco, through portland. into the seattle area. along with strong, gusty winds. gusts along the coast. in some cases, 60-mile-per-hour to 80-mile-per-hour. inland, 40-mile-per-hour to 60-mile-per-hour, could bring down trees and power lines. rob and paula, back to you. >> jim, thanks a lot for that report. and new this morning, we are hearing from general david petraeus, himself, about the affair that ended his cia career. in a letter to a fellow general, petraeus says his wife, holly, is not kicking him out, despite the affair. he says resigning as head of the spy agency was simply the right thing to do. now, james shelton, that's the general who got the letter,
blames paula broadwell for the affair. he says broadwell was a savvy woman who knew a lot more about matters of the heart. with the fiscal cliff looming in just over a month, high-level negotiators meet today on capitol hill. one republican is suggesting that instead of risking a tax increase on everyone, it would be better to let tax increases for the top 2% of earners go up. but the top gop leader in the house says that's a no-go. >> the goal here is to control the economy and control spending. you're not going to grow the economy if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. it will hurt small businesses. it will hurt our economy. why? this is not the right approach. >> reporter: boehner and president obama said they are optimistic that a deal can be reached by christmas. turning overseas to egypt, where opponents of president mohamed morsi are calling for a second revolution. morsi is addressing his people today. a speech in which he's expected to discuss his move last week to
seize near absolute power. thousands have been on the streets of cairo protesting that move since. morsi is showing no signs, though, of backing down. and with the conflict in syria showing no signs of ending, the obama administration is reportedly considering deeper intervention there. this morning's "new york times" says no decisions have been made. but several options are being looked at, including providing arms to anti-government fighters. a decision on whether to deploy surface-to-air missiles in neighboring areas is likely next week. and a major milestone is expected at the u.n. today, when the general assembly votes to give statehood to the palestinians. this comes despite strong opposition for u.s. officials over fears that such a move could harm peace negotiations with israel. palestinian leaders view the vote as a step towards global recognition. and it turns out, mitt romney is going to the white house after all. the former republican candidate is meeting president obama for lunch in the private dining
room. mr. obama had promised in his victory speech that he would reach out to his rival. while in washington, romney will sit down with his former running mate, paul ryan. now, that lunch is not going to be open to the media. but, oh, to be a fly or anything on that wall. >> awkward. have fun, fellas. when we come back this morning, get your motor running. the new cars getting the buzz at the l.a. auto show. and you're going to need big bucks at starbucks. the $7 cup of coffee is here. and we can't get enough of powerball. what we're learning about the winning tickets. and a little advice for next time.
and welcome back, everyone. three former bp workers are free this morning after being arraigned on manslaughter charger, stemming from the deepwater horizon oil rig explosion. they pleaded not guilty yesterday in new orleans and were released on bond. the men are accused of disregarding high pressure readings just before the blast that killed 11 workers in april of 2010. and there is encouraging news in the fed's latest snapshot of the economy. the report known as the beige book, shows steady economic growth in recent weeks, led by consumer spending and home sales, as well. the economy expanded in 9 of the 12 fed regions. but new york, philadelphia and boston saw a slowdown largely because of hurricane sandy. no surprise there. and there's no slowdown in what americans are spending on gas, though. drivers are on pace to spend a
record amount at the pump this year. $483 billion or $1.32 billion a day, with gas prices consistently high during the past year. but in a bright spot, though, looking ahead to 2013, the energy department predicts gas will average about $3.44 a gallon. that's about 20 cents lower than this year. and what about the cars and trucks that need filling up? the l.a. auto show opens tomorrow, with vehicles from the ordinary to the out of this world. toyota is getting early buzz with its first redesign of the rav-4 suv in seven years. featuring an intelligent all-wheel drive system. also getting attention, right there. volkswagen's new beetle convertible. and starbucks is rolling out a new coffee. and if the caffeine doesn't jolt you, the price certainly will. it is the chain's most expensive coffee ever. the costa rica will set you back
$7 a cup. and if you have to have some at home, get ready to fork over, $40 for half a pound. what was that again? >> get out of here, man. get a diet coke for a buck. 7 bucks for coffee? >> $7. it better be perfect. when we come back, the all-out search for a mountain climber stranded at 10,000 feet. he used up his phone battery posting to facebook. and the catch of the day, courtesy of a confused second grader. [ female announcer ] she did a full day at the office,
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an extra splash of color is spicing up the new york skyline. this rainbow made of lasers is being deplayed tonight, as tribute to the victims of hurricane sandy.
the seven colors beam from manhattan to queens. the artist said she wanted to offer a sense of peace and security in a time of crisis. >> that's really great. now, for a look at your morning road conditions, everybody. rain soaks highways from northern california and seattle and boise. a slick morning commute in the l.a. area. and roads will be wet, at times, from miami to orlando. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible in the west, in san francisco, los angeles, as well as seattle. and let's recap our breaking news from overnight. this is what everyone's going to be talking about today. there are two jackpot winning powerball tickets somewhere out there. lottery officials say they were sold in these two states, missouri and arizona. >> now, by the time of last night's drawing, the jackpot was worth $580 million. the second-largest lottery in u.s. history. >> and for the record, here we go. the winning numbers were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the powerball was
6. better luck next time to almost nearly everybody this morning. and there was some tense moments for passengers at the milwaukee airport after a live shotgun shell was found aboard a plane there. all of the passengers on that delta flight to detroit had to deplane and then go through security again. now, investigators want to know how the shell made its way on that plane in the first place. a georgia couple who found out about their daughter's death on facebook is now trying to use the social network to solve her murder. 17-year-old jasmine benjamin was a college freshman. she was found dead last week in a campus study area. but before her parents were notified by police, a family friend sent them a post about her death, which police are investigating as a murder. benjamin's parents have set up a facebook page, hoping that students will offer clues about her death. and rescue crews trying to reach a climber on mt. hood say
they lost track of the gps signal once the climber's phone died. they say the man used up the phone's battery life by talking with friends and family and posting messages on facebook while he was stranded. he was stuck at 10,000 feet after a storm moved in. we turn to some sports news. and the glorious end of a long nba losing streak. highlight, now, from espn. >> good morning. and welcome to your "sportscenter" update. i'm zubin mehenti. not the happiest of homecomings for james harden, returning to oklahoma city that sent him to the houston rockets. first quarter. all the old team used to having his back, now blocking him from behind in the back. russell westbrook swatting harden. harden going the other way. surge ibaka has this slot. relishing that one. harden, no points in the first quarter.
second quarter, defense, not solid, either. oh. got a piece of durant. he knocks it down and connects on the three. fourth quarter, durant had 37. here's three of them. rockets lose by 22. harden had 17. second-worst game of the season for him. speaking of worst games. blazers and the grizzlies. the blazers should have had it easy. 0-12. j.j. hickson, there for the putback. blazers down 79-78. two minutes to play. jordan crawford, from three. and look out. the winless grizzlies are up two. seven seconds to play. last chance for the blazers. down two. hickson. nope. that's it. wizards end the streak, 84-82. and that is your
"sportscenter" update. i'm zubin mehenti. big college football game on espn, between louisville and rutgers at 7:30 eastern. and you have to see this. sign this kid up. he's a second grader in the small city of mason, ohio. >> just near cincinnati. keep an eye on number 83, playing defense in white. he makes a one-handed interception. and when he finally starts running the right way, he takes it all the way in for a touchdown. >> can't beat a one-handed pick six. and even got the attention of new orleans saints quarterback, drew brees. he, in fact, tweeted about that little guy. >> great place, just north of cincinnati. >> we know. you love the midwest. and i love drew brees. a good story for both of us. coming up next, "the pulse." and could you tell a difference between regular coffee and the 7 bucks a cup stuff? and talk about the difference. 24 years to be exact. a cougar demi moore is dating a
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liv tyler and elle macpherson are among his former girlfriends. if you're a traveler that prefers people watching over scenery, here's a new list for you. the prettiest people can be found in miami. the sunny city of san diego came in second. followed by san juan. >> survey says, of course, it was subjective. it was based on natural good looks, fashion sense, aloofness and accent. >> the least city was anchorage, alaska. and we told you about starbucks' new coffee for 7 bucks a cup. >> and jimmy kimmel wondered if people could tell the difference. he asked people what they thought of two different cups of coffee. but the twist, they were the same coffee. neither was the superpremium stuff. both cups had just run-of-the-mill joe. >> one has a smoother flavor. the one other is bitter. >> i want to say this one. it has a richer taste.
it tastes stronger. more premium, i guess. >> i would say, for the value, for the taste, consumption, i would put $2 to $3 on this cup. p preferably over the second cup. >> it all tastes the same. it tastes the same. >> you tell 'em. the $7 stuff is from the rare geisha variety. some say it has hints of tropical fruit and rose pedals. i just want the caffeine. for some of you, your local news is next. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast,
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home. >> small break in the weather, are we in for more of this? how people in the bay area are getting ready for round two. >> he are -- we are, a few scattered showers then heaviest rain overnight tonight into tomorrow. >> s.w.a.t. tea west coast stors heavy rain and mountain snow from northern california to seattle. and finally this thursday morning, since we don't know for sure, it's still, at least, possible that the winning powerball tickets were bought for an office pool. >> of course, there's always the next massive jackpot to look forward to. abc's linsey davis with hopes, dreams, and some tips. >> reporter: carmen ortiz is convinced her waitressing days are over. is this your last day of work today? >> i think so. >> reporter: she's the executor of a high-stakes office pool. almost 30 people all pooling their money and promising to split the spoils evenly. >> i have the money. i have the names.
>> reporter: oh, wow. with stakes this high, you'd think there would be some kind of contract. but this handwritten list is it. names and a checkmark. seems sufficient, until they actually win. just ask this group of construction workers in new jersey. they had to sue their co-worker after he bought the pool tickets, secretly won a $38 million jackpot and then simply stopped showing up at work. this group of 16 school workers got even luckier because there was no fallout when they split their winnings. leaving them with about $500,000 each. one problem i already foresee? fernando put in $20. everyone else, just $2. >> split it all equal. >> i think we can trust our colleagues. but you know what? people do funny things when millions of dollars are at stake. >> reporter: so, how to ensure your office pool runs smoothly? always write down terms and list the names of every member of your office pool. make photo copies of the tickets purchased and distribute them to all members of the pool. don't run multiple pools at
once. and make a list of people who chose to opt out this time. i'm one of those people that typically opts out, i couldn't help but take the plunge in this pool. you going to walk away from your restaurant? >> i'm going to fly away from the restaurant. >> reporter: good luck. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i think most people would fly away from their job with a couple hundred million in the bank. that is what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday, everyone. morning america." have a great thursday, everyone. thanks f captioned by closed captioning services, inc. 4:30. breaking news in palo alto police searching down town area for a suspect after a woman woke up to a frightening discovery overnight. >> katie marzullo is a few